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1st Edition

Fifty Key Medieval Thinkers

ISBN 9780415236638
Published March 22, 2002 by Routledge
218 Pages

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Book Description

Focussing on individuals whose ideas shaped intellectual life between 400 and 1500, Fifty Key Medieval Thinkers is an accessible introduction to those religious, philosophical and political concepts central to the medieval worldview. Including such diverse figures as Bede and Wyclif, each entry presents a biographical outline, a list of works and a summary of their main theories, alongside suggestions for further reading. Chronologically arranged, and with an introductory essay which presents important themes in context, this volume is an invaluable reference tool for all students of Medieval Europe.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO 354-430; Chapter 2 AMBROSE OF MILAN c.339-397; Chapter 3 JEROME c.345-420; Chapter 4 PS-DIONYSIUS c.500; Chapter 5 CASSIODORUS 484/90-before 584; Chapter 6 BOETHIUS c.480-524; Chapter 7 GREGORY THE GREAT c.540-604; Chapter 8 ISIDORE OF SEVILLE c.560-636; Chapter 9 BEDE 672/3-735; Chapter 10 PASCHASIUS RADBERTUS c.790-860; Chapter 11 JOHANNES SCOTUS ERIUGENA c.810-c.877; Chapter 12 HINCMAR OF RHEIMS c.806-882); Chapter 13 REMIGIUS OF AUXERRE c.841-c.908; Chapter 14 GERBERT OF AURILLAC (c. 940-1003); Chapter 15 BERENGAR OF TOURS c.before 1010-1088; Chapter 16 PETER DAMIAN 1007-72; Chapter 17 ANSELM OF CANTERBURY 1033-1109; Chapter 18 HUGH OF ST VICTOR c.1096-1142; Chapter 19 ADELARD OF BATH early twelfth century; Chapter 20 IVO OF CHARTRES c. 1040-1115; Chapter 21 MAIMONIDES 1138-1204; Chapter 22 RUPERT OF DEUTZ c. 1075-1129/30; Chapter 23 PETER ABELARD 1079-1142; Chapter 24 WILLIAM OF CONCHES c.1080-c. 1154; Chapter 25 BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX 1090-1153; Chapter 26 ANSELM OF HAVELBERG c.1100-58; Chapter 27 AVERROES (IBN RUSHD) 1126-98; Chapter 28 PETER LOMBARD c. 1100-60; Chapter 29 JOHN OF SALISBURY c.1120-80; Chapter 30 HILDEGARD OF BINGEN 1098-1179; Chapter 31 JOACHIM OF FIORE c.1135-1202; Chapter 32 FRANCIS OF ASSISI 1181/2-1226; Chapter 33 ROBERT GROSSETESTE c.1170-1253; Chapter 34 ROGER BACON c.1214/20-92; Chapter 35 BONAVENTURE c. 1217-1274; Chapter 36 ALBERTUS MAGNUS c.1192/1200-1280; Chapter 37 THOMAS AQUINAS 1224/5-74; Chapter 38 SIGER OF BRABANT c.1240-c. 1284; Chapter 39 JOHANNES DUNS SCOTUS c. 1265-1308; Chapter 40 DANTE ALIGHIERI 1265-1321; Chapter 41 RAMON LLULL c. 1233-c. 1315; Chapter 42 MEISTER ECKHART c.1260-1327/8; Chapter 43 THOMAS BRADWARDINE c.1295-1349; Chapter 44 WILLIAM OF OCKHAM c.1285-1347; Chapter 45 BALDUS OF UBALDIS c.1319-1400; Chapter 46 JOHN WYCLIF c.1329-84; Chapter 47 PIERRE D'AILLY 1350-1420; Chapter 48 JEAN GERSON 1363-1429; Chapter 49 NICHOLAS OF CUSA 1401-64; Chapter 50 GABRIEL BIEL c. 1420-95; ;

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G.R. Wiliams


'a useful reference for all medieval intellectual historians' - Parergon

'The fact-seeking undergraduate will rapidly find a clear and comprehensive account of who a thinker was, what he thought and why her mattered; the more intellectually curious general reader will find that - as with any good reference book - serendipitous inquiry will open fascinating windows on to the medieval world-view.' - Church Times